Home Birth Advocate Dies After Giving Birth At Home

Wed, February 1, 2012 4:10pm EDT by 9 Comments
Home Birth Death

A woman who campaigned for home births ran into complications while giving birth and was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late!

Caroline Lovell strongly advocated home births, but she went into cardiac arrest and died while giving birth to her second daughter at home, according to The Daily Mail. The 36-year-old was taken to the hospital, but it was too late. Fortunately, her daughter, Zahra, survived.

A private midwife was there to assist with the delivery, but her heart stopped and paramedics were called to the home in Melbourne.

During a 2009 health inquiry, Caroline shared her strong views: “On a personal note, I am quite shocked and ashamed that home birth will no longer be a woman’s free choice in low-risk pregnancies. As a home birthing mother I will have no choice but to have an unassisted birth at home as this is the place I want to birth my children.”

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